Cromarty Care Project came into being in 2015, arising out of a group of local people who had been trying to establish residential and day care within the town. This was a tall order and proved to be problematic at that time and so it was felt that we should go forward with projects that would provide immediate benefit.
The aim is to embed care into Cromarty – to make it possible for all of us to remain in our own
homes for as long as possible as part of the community. At that time community groups had been
working in other areas to improve homecare and their efforts had proved to be very successful and so we decided to explore this avenue and so working alongside Highland Home Carers our Homecare part of the project began. Our first clients were taken on on February 14th 2016.
Cromarty Care project is managed by a board of trustees.
We are keen to work on new projects as they arise; to react to the needs of our community. We
have had fun fundraising – even putting on a dog show! The highlight of 2018 fundraising was a
Cromarty cruise to Nigg with a BBQ on the beach there.
We welcome suggestions and offers of support.
Board of trustees
I have lived in Cromarty for almost 17 years - for 12 of those I was a GP at Munlochy surgery but more recently have been working as a GP Locum. I have two grown up children and have just become a Grandma.
Helen worked for 40 yrs in NHS and 12 years at Cromarty as GP. Very keen to improve services for elderly in Cromarty. Always looking for ways to laugh at oncoming old age and disability, and living life to the full.
Originally from Cornwall, I trained as a registered nurse in Wiltshire and moved to beautiful Cromarty in 1973. After several years running a tea shop and then marrying and raising a large family I worked for 15 years supporting children at Cromarty Primary School, leaving to care for elderly parents.
Shirley was brought up in Cromarty and her family have lived on the Black Isle for generations. A retired health professional, Shirley has a real interest in promoting community support. Shirley is setting up and managing the Cycling Without Age scheme for Cromarty and the Cycles for Carers project.
Worked for many years as a Clinical Engineer in the UK and US making specialised wheelchairs for disabled individuals and as the Head of Medical Physics in North Wales. Nigel retired to Cromarty where he has never been busier.